Denise's NeedleWorks
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Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

I am wife to Jeff, homeschool mom to 8, a knit and crochet teacher and totally addicted to knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. After knitting, crocheting and sewing my own clothing from the age of 10 on, I studied textiles & clothing in college. That lead me to 25 years of custom dressmaking and alterations work, while sewing, knitting and crocheting for my growing children. I have worked in the yarn industry for the past 3 years and have been designing my own knitting patterns. Visit my web site at http://www.denisesneedleworks.com Find me as DeniseInIowa on Ravelry.com

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Feather and Fan border for Pinwheel Blanket

Several people have asked me how I did the border on this blanket so I thought it might be helpful to post it here.

The only thing you need to add this border is to have the right number of stitches. I was thinking wrong at first. I counted the k2tog six times and the yo, k1 six times and thought I needed a multiple of 12--oops! You have to have a multiple of 18. I did a row of yo, k2
and then a plain row of knit first to make an eyelet row for a ribbon or string. Then it can be used as a bag later or it can just be decorative. After this round I didn't do any more increases.

Round 1: I started at the beginning of the round with (k2tog) six times, (yo, k1) six times
Round 2: purl
Round 3: knit
Round 4: knit

Repeat these rounds twice or as desired ending with a round 1 then purl a round, knit a round, purl a round and bind off loosely in knit. I used a needle 2 sizes larger for this.

I did find that when you come around to the beginning you have to start the next round 1 with k2tog three times instead of 6.

I hope that helps. Let me know if anything is still unclear. I love to help people with their knitting!

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3 Comments:

Blogger mary_kaymom3 said...

I'm using the Feather and Fan Border on my Pinwheel balnket I really like it.
I'm having problems getting the beginng and end of the round right so that the Pattern carrys round and matches at the beginning and end.
I started with 378 sts when I started the yo knit 2sts around do you have any suggests?

9:26 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

The first round I did the yo,k2tog 6 times but I did find that when you come around to the beginning for the next pattern row you have to start that round 1 with yo, k2tog three times instead of 6. The other 3 will be at the end of that round.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Mardy said...

Thank you for your tips on the blanket and providing the stitches for the border. I just finished mine. I'll send you some pics and post on Ravelry. I think I should have done the lace pattern 3 times instead of 2 but it still looks very pretty.

4:29 PM  

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